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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Gloucestershire

I am hoping to complete my purchase in Gloucestershire next Tuesday. I have now been asked to send a copy of my building insurance schedule by my solicitor as he says that he has to check this in his capacity as lawyer for the lender. What does the insurance need to cover?

All property lawyers on acting for banks would need to check that the following risks are covered fire; lightning; aircraft; explosion; earthquake; storm; flood; escape of water or oil; riot; malicious damage; theft or attempted theft; falling trees and branches and aerials; subsidence; heave;landslip;collision;accidental damage to underground services;professional fees, demolition and site clearance costs; and public liability to anyone else. There are some other issues such as the level of excess that are set out in a lender’s Part 2 conditions. These requirements are not unique to conveyancing in Gloucestershire.

Will our lawyer be raising enquiries about flooding during the conveyancing in Gloucestershire.

The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for solicitors carrying out conveyancing in Gloucestershire. Some people will buy a property in Gloucestershire, fully expectant that at some time, it may be flooded. However, leaving to one side the physical damage, if a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, satisfactory building insurance, or dispose of the property. Steps can be carried out as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the purchaser.

Conveyancers are not qualified to impart advice on flood risk, however there are a various checks that may be initiated by the purchaser or on a buyer’s behalf which will figure out the risks in Gloucestershire. The standard information sent to a buyer’s solicitor (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) includes a standard inquiry of the owner to determine whether the property has historically flooded. If flooding has previously occurred and is not notified by the seller, then a buyer could bring a legal claim for losses resulting from an misleading response. A buyer’s conveyancers should also carry out an environmental report. This should reveal whether there is any known flood risk. If so, more detailed inquiries will need to be conducted.

I used Action Conveyancing several years past for my conveyancing in Gloucestershire. Now, I need my documents but cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?

Do contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracking down your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Gloucestershire of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously instructed, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

My father has urged me to use his conveyancing solicitors in Gloucestershire. Should I find my own conveyancer?

There are no two ways about it the best way to select a conveyancing lawyer is to seek recommendations from friends or family who have experience in using the solicitor you're considering.

My lender have just issued us with a mortgage offer. We appointed a reputable conveyancer in Gloucestershire last week. Today, our financial adviser phoned to advise us that the bank said that we cannot use our solicitor as they aren't on their 'approved list'. As FTB's, we did not have a clue that the mortgage company had a say Is this usual?

You are at liberty to instruct any conveyencer you wish to select for your conveyancing in Gloucestershire however if they are not on the your lender's approved list you will have to incur additional cost so the bank can retain their own solicitors as well to protect their interest. It may be possible your preferred conveyancing firm to get added to the mortgage company list of approved firms. Do make the most of web-based search facilities such as lenderpanel.com to find a conveyancing solcitor in Gloucestershire on the lender panel. You can go into your local bank branch in Gloucestershire. They can recommend conveyancing solicitors in Gloucestershire on the panel for your lender.

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